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5 Matching questions

  1. Feng Shui
  2. Enclave/exclave
  3. Shintoism
  4. Islam
  5. Buddhism
  1. a Enclave is an area belonging to another country but surrounded by one other country / Exclave is a part of one country not attached to the rest of itself
  2. b literally means "wind water"; Chinese art and science of placement and orientation of tombs, dwellings, buildings, cities. Structures and objects are positioned in a way (often in line with the compass lines) to channel flows of energy in favorable ways. It is not an official religion.
  3. c It is said to be the way of god. It is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion, combining elements of Buddhism and local religions (a syncretic religion). It involves the worship of kami (a god). It was very popular prior to WWII, but has lost much of its dominance and importance in Japanese culture.
  4. d a monotheistic religion originating with the teachings of Muhammad in the Qu'ran, a key religious figure in the 6th c. CE. It is the second largest religion in the world (fastest growing due to birth rates), and has impacted the world greatly, especially boundaries (e.g., North Africa, "Middle East"). Half of the world's 1.1 billion Muslims live in four countries outside the Middle East: Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India. The two major branches are Sunni and Shiah (Shiites believe in the infallibility of imams; are concentrated mostly in Iran and eastern Iraq)
  5. e The third of the world's major universalizing religions. It has over 360 million adherents especially in China and Southeast Asia. Prince Siddartha (Buddha) had a vision while sitting under the Bodhi (awakening) tree, then founded Buddhism in the 6th c. BCE (in eastern India) against the caste system; branched off from Hinduism. Buddhists believe all life is dukkha (nothing permanent); seek to achieve nirvana (enlightenment); believe in no named deity, but do believe in god; cultural landscape contains statues of Buddha, pagodas & shrines (often bell-shaped to protect burial mounds).

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. literal interpretation and strict adherence to a set of basic principles (usually religious; many can take these beliefs to an extreme and even violent level.
  2. The dispersion of people from their original homeland
  3. place or space people infuse with religious meaning
  4. This is the range of traditional beliefs and practices that claim the ability to cure, heal, and cause pain to people.
  5. a term used to describe religious, ideological, and cultural aspects of the various denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement. It is practiced around the world, but is concentrated in Utah.

5 True/False questions

  1. JainismA religion and philosophy originating in ancient India. Stresses spiritual independence and equality throughout all life.


  2. TaoismA religion and philosophy originating in ancient India. Stresses spiritual independence and equality throughout all life.


  3. Theocracyreligion founded by Lao-Tsu and based on his book titles "Book of the Way"; focused on proper political rule and on the oneness of humanity and nature.




  5. Ethnic religionseparate religions that combine into a new religion; often borrow from the pat and the present.


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